I’m converting a $3,500 Home Depot Tuff Shed into a tiny house – not only was there no credit check but I can save money

A contractor could convert a Home Depot tuff shed into his own tiny home and it only cost him about $3,500.

A YouTuber remodeled a 10-by-12-foot shed from the ground up, containing his own trash and water.

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One YouTuber said he’s “pressed the reset button” in his life by building his own tiny housePhoto credit: Youtube/@modernnomad6295
The 10 x 12 foot shed makes it suitable for living virtually anywhere


The 10 x 12 foot shed makes it suitable for living virtually anywherePhoto credit: TikTok / @ModernNomad

“The whole idea behind this little tiny house that I want to build is that I can put it on any lot anywhere and you can live off it comfortably all day,” said Mike, aka ModernNomad, who has more than 450 subscribers on the platform.

He decided to buy the shed from Home Depot because it would save him a week of construction time, and he said he could negotiate the price down to $3,500.

The shed he chose was a raised barn that could have beds near the roof to create more floor space.

Mike said he decided to join the tiny house movement after facing multiple financial hardships during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“It saved me a lot of money,” he said. “I was paying $1,800 a month for utilities and rent, and that went down to about $200 a month.

“So that’s what I’ve been doing for the last two years.”

He currently resides in Oklahoma but says the freedom of the tiny home allows him to move from place to place, which he intends to do.

The move wasn’t without its challenges, however, as the jump from Colorado to Oklahoma wasn’t easy — especially when it came to downsizing.

“I basically hit the reset button on my life,” Mike said. “I’m cleaning up my job and the place I grew up in.”

Still, he called the move “excruciating” and it incurred a lot of expenses along the way, nearly leaving him broke by the time it was finally settled.

To catch up, he supported himself through DoorDash deliveries, which he said helped with the anxiety he was going through.


Things started to improve when Mike received his Tuff shed which came already assembled.

He has plans to add all the necessities and some extras, but said he could live in it immediately if he wanted to.

“$3,500 for a frame, roof and door is really good, and it saves me a lot of time because I have to build it myself,” he said.

It’s a lot of money, but another benefit of buying a Tuff Shed to convert into a tiny home is the lease-to-own option.

You could split the payments over time until they are fully paid off.

“For people who have less than stellar credit, there’s no credit check for that.”

He plans to put his bed in one of the attics and use the other as storage space.

He will also add stairs that fold up to keep the living space open.

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There will be a fully functional kitchen and bathroom and an open plan living area

The only downside he could find was that he had to put his own windows in.

While reducing space, he can save a lot of money on utilities


While reducing space, he can save a lot of money on utilitiesPhoto credit: TikTok / @ModernNomad

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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